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Obituary for Wayne S. Mueller
Wayne Stuart Mueller was born into the Christian family of Elmer and Alma Mueller, the youngest of four siblings, on May 15, 1946 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In 1954 the family moved to Altamont where his father accepted a teacher call to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church School. Wayne confirmed his faith at the Bethlehem and graduated from the parochial school and then attended and graduated with the class of 1964 from Altamont Community High School. While in school Wayne was active in numerous activities but was very proud to be a member of the ACHS track team as well as being an active member of his Church for a number years. Then on November 19, 1967 in the First Christian Church St. Elmo, Wayne married Marsha Johana Waddell In the community his activities included be an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he held numerous offices in the church. He was most proud of being a member of the Church choir both men and mixed members. Other memberships included the Lutheran Layman's League, Mill Road Thresherman's, County Line Sod Busters, Altamont Sportsman Club, Local #179 Teamsters, a 35 year member of the Altamont Volunteer Fire Department, and volunteered to deliver Meal's on Wheels. �_His hobbies included his most precious Oliver tractor collection, woodworking, camping and fishing, playing cards, gardening and perfected his wine making ability. Wayne was employed as a truck driver beginning in his earlier years delivering milk. He was still employed at his death by Direct Lines of Effingham, Illinois. Simply worded, Wayne just enjoyed working, his grandsons and his special companion Bandit Wayne, a faithful dog. Memorials they may be directed to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Choir and or the Donor's Choice. �_He is survived by His: Wife: Marsha Johana (Waddell) Mueller Altamont, Illinois Son:Brian Wayne (wife, Amy) MuellerForistell, Missouri and their children: Blake Grayson, and Bennett Graham Mueller Daughter:Susan Denise MellendorfMontrose, Illinois and her children: Marshall Wayne and Clayton Jarrett Mellendorf Son-in-law:Tim MellendorfDieterich, Illinois 2-Brothers:Earl T. (wife, Doris) MuellerEffingham, Illinois Lloyd N. (Sandi) MuellerGreenville, Illinois Sister:Janice (husband, Orville) HeidenMason, Illinois Brother-in-law:Robert Waddell Crest Hill, Illinois Sister-in-law:Carolyn TurleyPowell, Ohio Several Nieces and Nephews �_He was preceded in death by His: Parents: Elmer T. and Alma Sandersfeld-Mueller Father and Mother-in-Law:Edward and Hannah Waddell �_